Thursday, July 20, 2017

Exposition de boîtes aux lettres de Pierre Prévost à Villeneuve-d'Aveyron

I think Pierre Prévost has  a grand sense of humour, on wandering around the village you will see his creations, some are very amusing and I am sure the postie must have  a good chuckle when delivering the mail.... 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Le Bon Pain de Margot

Decided to go and spend the night here in  Villeneuve d'Aveyron in our old camper as there was a Medievil Fair along with other various activities. We ended up spending 2 nights as there was so much going on a one night stop would not do it justice.

In 1073, Raoul de Tarente had a church and a monastery built on the causse to respect the will of his father, Odil de Morlhon. Margot, widow of a companion mason, kneaded and baked bread for the workmen. For Thomassin, the prime contractor, raising a semicircular vault, like that of Jerusalem, represents a major technical challenge.
In addition, Gaspard, the pilgrim, announces very bad news: the road to Jerusalem is cut off. 
Will the vow of Odil be fulfilled? Will the devil prevent the construction of the abbey and the rescue?
For all those who hope to find in this new city the bread of each day, with peace and security,
the stakes are high.
Fabulous stage production and the sound effects were brilliant, the square was 
filled with the sounds of horses galloping and whinnying in battle making it a a great spectacle.

A brilliant stage production, in full sun must have been hard going for them
Margot with her good bread
The smell from these was mouth watering
Kids trying their hand at Caligraphy
Story teller and she was pretty good with the sword too
Missed the last parade as I was so hot had to go and have a beer....

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Talk about a Challenge!

On being asked if I could recover six chairs I of course said "Probably" little did I know that when they arrived three would be in pieces, still as I do love a challenge I set to and slowly managed to put them back together. All the webbing had to be replaced and one seat looked like it had a cannon ball dropped through it. Small pieces were missing and I had to layer up with wood putty and then smooth it down to match the chair shape, I enjoyed that. But the hard bit was matching the colour and on one chair I was not totally successful, nevertheless not a bad match. The first lot of fabric my client choose arrived and the minute I touched it I knew it was not linen (sold as Linen but was in fact polyester) so after a lot of emails with the seller I managed to get a full refund and went on the search again and found this lovely  Toile de Jouy linen with country scenes. Phew is all I can say but overall I am pleased. Judging by the last photo on here so was the client. Now you know where I have been last couple of months.


 Getting the dowels and old screw out was interesting to say the least

 Was a bit like doing a large jigsaw
 New dowels now to refill
 The cannon ball seat 
More glue  needed
This picture though made my day :)
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